The Philadelphia 76ers are a team that has blown things up to the extreme since the arrival of new general manager Sam Hinkie. In the summer of 2012, before Hinkie came around this summer, the Sixers traded away their star, Andre Iguodala in a deal that landed them Andrew Bynum. That was the first sign that things needed to change in Philadelphia.
As we all know, Bynum spent more time terribly styling his hair and re-injuring himself bowling instead of actually playing basketball for the 76ers as he didn’t play a single game. With Hinkie’s arrival, the Sixers knew that major changes were in order, including not bringing Bynum back.
The Sixers never even offered Bynum a deal, but that wasn’t even close to the biggest news that they made this off-season. The biggest Philadelphia headlines came on the night of the 2013 NBA Draft when the Sixers traded away their lone All-Star, Jrue Holiday, for the projected number one overall pick, Nerlens Noel, and a first round draft pick for next year’s loaded draft.
Philadelphia now has a roster that has a slew of young players, but no one other than rookies and Thaddeus Young that will be on the books for certain in the 2014-2015 season. They are starting fresh and they are doing it the right way.
As they start fresh, though, the Sixers are in need for a new head coach after Doug Collins resigned after last season. As of right now, it appears that the Sixers are looking at the vast pool of assistant coaches for their hire as they have already been linked to four different assistant coaches with different organizations.
Ultimately, looking for a low-profile coach is the right move for this Sixers team. Not only would a big-name coach likely not want to coach this team in the upcoming season because they are going to be awful, but it also gives a coach a new opportunity just as this franchise has a new opportunity. As the Sixers insert new, fresh talent into their organization, they will have a new face with new ideas leading them. In the end, Hinkie seems to be making the right move once again.